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Welcome to the town of

GUAYAMA , Puerto Rico
People are know as
Guayameses
Patron:
San Antonio de Padua

The town of GUAYAMA in Puerto Rico was founded in 1736 .
Estimated population as of 2006 is 45,205 .
The zipcode is 00789

Housing units : 16368
Area in square miles
Total area
106.81
Water area
41.74
Land area
65.07
Density per square mile of land area
Population
680.8
Housing units
251.5

 

The Wards (Barrios) are:

Algarrobo, Caimital, Carite, Carmen, Guamaní, Jobos, Machete, Palmas y Pozo Hondo.

Location of GUAYAMA in the Map of Puerto Rico

Town Information

Guayama (gwah-YAH-mah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located on the Southern Coastal Valley region, bordering the Caribbean Sea, south of Cayey; east of Salinas; and west of Patillas and Arroyo. Guayama is spread over 9 wards and Guayama Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city).

Town History

The town was founded in 1736 as San Antonio de Padua de Guayama by Matías de Abadía. [edit] Flag The Guayama flag is made up of three stripes of different colors; From top to Bottom; Black, Yellow and Red. The black stands for the Black and African race of Puerto Rico. The yellow represents sugar cane industry in PR. The red symbolizes the blood shed by Taino slaves in their fight against foreign invaders. To the left of the top stripe we can see the Old Mill, which today is known as the Molino de Vives. [edit] Coat of Arms The shield is divided in four parts and in two of them part of a chessboard appears. The chessboard pattern represents the center of the city, which resembles a chessboard. It has two old mill towers. The laurel trees constitute a representation of the beautiful Recreation Plaza very well known for its trimmed trees. The three silver flowers symbolize San Antonio de Padua, patron of Guayama. The crown represents Cacique Guayama, name of the town. The big crown has four towers

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